Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday at Springfield

Dennis writes:
It was a cool time and so refreshing not to be cooped up shoveling snow.

Went over to Springfield to do some prep on my glider and when I got there an FAA sponsored seminar broke out. It was about examining accidents and tips to better prepare to avoid them. Good food for thought to hear at the beginning of the flying season.

After I got through, (man I love tinkering on a glider in a warm clean hangar), I caught the seminar and then Walter took me up for a flight in the PW6.

BTW Walter gives his regards to you all...

Big air, 20 mph 30 degree cross, lots of sink and some good lift. We got to about 5400 and were able to play tag with a street for an hour or so. I had the back seat and Walter let me get some thermal stick time in the PW. That is an amazingly easy glider to fly. The air was rough but, that glider just handled the day just fine.

It beats Condor by a mile.

Can't wait for the season to start. See you next week...

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Before and after

Thanks to Mike for raking the snow off the hangars today.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Private Pilot Ground School

The Adirondack Soaring Association is offering their annual Ground School for pilots preparing for the Private Pilot (Glider) Knowledge Test. It's a two-day course scheduled for March 15 - 16. For further information, click on the brochure on the right.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Real Maple Syrup

Seven True Vermonters and a couple of wannabes showed up for pancakes at Eaton's Sugar House this morning.

We forgot to pick next Sunday's breakfast venue, so keep an eye out for the official announcement later this week.

Winter flying has started

Andy writes:

On Friday Tim and I made the trek down to Springfield for some flying.

The 304 is being stored in a giant hangar with a concrete floor so assembly could not have been any easier, except for getting the tape to stick to the ice cold glider. Walter's PW6 stays assembled and is sitting on dollies so all you have to do is roll it sideways out of the hangar.

There were three flights all together and I think the best (Walter and airport manager Larry) was to around 5000 feet. There might have been some weak wave helping them get there.

A good time was had by all, and I recommend taking advantage of Walter’s willingness to tow us during the winter months. It’s really been great fun.